This intro evening is perfect if you’re thinking of taking part in our upcoming residential retreat, The Naked Fool (Sept 30th-Oct 3rd).
On this Intro evening we’ll give you a taste of the frivolity, vulnerability and liberated feeling of simply being your authentic self …. even if you’re not 100% sure about the retreat you’ll love this evening!
Annabel and Kate will guide you to dip your toe into the Fools Journey, the courage to step into the unknown with every step.
How we come to be holding space for fool and tantra explorers …
Kate – ‘The fool teaches us not to take ourselves too seriously. When I step into fool energy I can approach life with an innocence and openness that allows life to flow naturally. I get out of my own way and having dropped my defences I am able to respond to life with a wholeheart. Magical things happen. To me Tantra and fooling are both about embracing and trusting this moment and our ability to respond to it. I studied at the Hub Mime Movement/Theatre School that was founded by members of Footsbarn Theatre Company (who then birthed Kneehigh Theatre Company) and have trained under several clowns all in the Jacques Lecoq tradition, as well as twenty years Tantra training.’
Annabel – “I remember in my early days of studying tantra back in 2005 I was painfully shy, awkward, self-conscious and frankly in my head. I’d watch others playing without inhibition and deeply silently wish I could join in – but was way to scared of making a fool of myself; how ironic! Slowly, over years of study my ‘inner iceberg’ started to melt and I found myself being a lot more spontaneous. One day, about 6 years ago now, Kate watched me walk across the floor embodying some ridiculous part of myself and told me that I was a natural clown… from that point (and blessed affirmation) I began to consciously study clowning (with Simon Edwards and Marian Masoliver and Mark Pearce from the Jacques Lecoq tradition and Daniel Hernandez, embodying the Fool archetype. I bring my embodied awkwardness, playfulness, shyness and clown courage to support you too, to embody your inner fool. It’s going to be a hoot!”
Back in April 2019, Kate Spenceley wrote about our experiences of exploring our personal clowns and you can read the blog here (really worth reading!)
- This introductory evening is an opportunity to see if you’d like to join us on the adventure. If you have any questions or simply want to speak to one of our team just drop us a messageTo stay up to date please join our Shakti Tantra Education Facebook Group and our mailing list
Annabel is inspiring in her embodiment of tantra. Her deepest intention for the brave souls, with whom she works, as they walk the tantric path is that each and every one of them can find this sense of beloved within themselves.